A. Insert your original diagram, or series of diagrams, with clear labels, that demonstrates the process of DNA replication at the biochemical level. Click here to learn how to insert images into a Google Document.
Check to see that you described the function of the enzymes (enzyme names end in “-ase”) as part of the labels for the diagram(s) and that you labeled the following:
• replication fork
• helicase- the helicase enzyme breaks up hydrogen bonds, which allows the DNA strand to unravel.
• single-stranded binding proteins
• leading strand
• lagging strand
• 5’ and 3’ ends of all ...view middle of the document...
C. Insert your original diagram, or series of diagrams, with clear labels, that demonstrates the role of mRNA in transcription and translation.
Check to see that you described the function of the enzymes (enzyme names end in “-ase”) as part of the labels for the diagram(s), that you labeled the cellular locations of each process, and that you labeled the following transcription components in your diagram(s):
• RNA polymerase: separates the DNA strand and joins on side of the exposed DNA stand recognizing the sequence. Nucleotide bases on DNA indicate the start of a promoter sequence.
(Black, J. 2008).
Check to see that you labeled the following translation components in your diagram(s):
• amino acids
• growing protein/polypeptide
D. Explain the role of RNA polymerase inhibition in causing the poisonous effect of the death cap mushroom, based on your knowledge of the role of mRNA.
Wikipedia (n.d.) defines Aminita phallodides, frequently referred to as Death Cap Mushroom, as a deadly poisonous fungus found in Europe. Death cap contains the dangerous toxin, alpha amanitin. Alpha amanitin has the toxin which primarily affects the body’s liver, digestive tract, and kidneys (Hudon-Miller, S., 2013). The alpha amanitin targets the RNA polymerase enzyme, crucial to protein...